LSO’s spring programs will include a creative mix of music for string orchestra, wind and brass ensembles, and full orchestra. All concert dates will remain the same as previously announced, but some repertoire will be changed; for instance, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and soprano Renée Fleming have been postponed to the spring of 2022. LSO will still welcome pianist Ann Chang to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, and the season will close with Anton Miller playing Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing (and fiendishly virtuosic) Violin Concerto. The orchestra will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with actor William Shomos in a newly-created family concert exploring the ways that Beethoven captures emotion in music. The season will also include Maestro Edward Polochick conducting Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 from the keyboard; the premiere of Wind and Sky by LSO’s Resident Composer Dr. Tyler G. White; favorites such as Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Copland’s Appalachian Spring; Serenades by Tchaikovsky and Strauss; George Walker’s Lyric for Strings; and Stravinsky’s Danses Concertantes
As we embark on our 2020-21 season, the health and safety of our musicians and audience members will be of the highest priority, and to honor this, we may need to make changes to repertoire, artists, seating configurations, and concert dates and/or times. Our promise to you is that we will keep you informed and allow flexibility as we strive to create an environment where we can all share this art form together. We will update our website as new information becomes available.